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How to create a direct link to the Google Drive file

In this tutorial we’ll discuss the easiest way to create a direct link to the Google Drive file. I chose Google Drive because I can store there big files (there is no file size limit) where Drive starts you with 15 GB of free Google online storage.

When you create a direct link, you can click on that link and your browser start download immediately, with no boring sign-ins, waiting, redirections, etc. Follow these simple steps, and you are ready to roll.

1. Open Google Drive and sign in with your account: https://www.google.com/drive/

2. Upload a big file to it; I have uploaded a 3 GB file:

Upload a big file to Google drive

3.  Right click the file that you want to share, and click on Share…

4. Click on Advanced:

Advanced share GDrive

5. Click on Change…

Google drive set sharing settings public private

6. Click on On – Public on Web, and then click on Save

Google drive set link sharing to public with no sign in required

 

7. Select link to share and copy it:

Google drive make direct link

8. Open this web service: https://sites.google.com/site/gdocs2direct/ and paste that link; click on Create Direct Link:

GDrive-get-direct-link

9. Copy that output link to whoever needs to download your file.

10. After download, you can change the permission back to private use. Enjoy 🙂

 

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How to create a direct link to the Google Drive file
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How to create a direct link to the Google Drive file
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Easiest way to create a direct link to the Google Drive file. Google Drive can store big files (with no file size limit) onto 15 GB of free storage space.
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